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Japan PM Shinzo Abe, PM Modi hold telephonic conversation

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 17, 2018, 09:30 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Shinzo Abe. Photograph:(Zee News Network)

Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe on Thursday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and told him that he would like to further promote coordination towards the achievement of a free and open Indo-Pacific. 

Modi will visit Japan this year for annual India-Japan Summit.

Japan-India summit telephone conversation began at 4:35 pm and lasted for nearly 20 minutes. 

During the conversation, Abe conveyed his heartfelt sympathies over the fact that there have been enormous damages, including many lives lost, due to the dust storm which hit areas around Northern India twice this month.

Prime Minister Abe also stated that he would like to further promote coordination and cooperation towards the achievement of a free and open Indo-Pacific and open a new window.

Both the leaders also held discussions on regional issues with a focus on Asia.

Prime Minister Modi stated that he was looking forward to his upcoming visit to Japan this year, to which Prime Minister Abe noted that he would like to fully coordinate for a fruitful visit of Modi.